Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales (June 21st-July 31st)

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The Smoky Mountains are filled with a deep knowledge of nature, life and the histories of all those that have ever lived there. To spread the word about Appalachia, the Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales was created. Through the art of storytelling, both locals and visitors learn more about the city of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. With two versions of this event to suit the seasons, Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales is a great interesting way to learn more about The Smoky Mountain region.

A Storyteller Telling Town

Learn more about the Smoky Mountains with tales shared via the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. This is an experience where you’ll get to tour the city of Gatlinburg on foot visiting various sites and learning the history of Gatlinburg as well as rural Appalachia. Your guides are vibrant actors, actresses, musicians and craftsmen decked out in costumes ready to share with you all the details and history about the Smoky Mountain region. All of Gatlinburg is a stage for learning as your informative guides perform interactive, engaging performances that tell the story of this region from the 1800s to the present day. If you are looking for a unique and interesting way to explore and learn about Gatlinburg and the surrounding area, the Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales delivers.

A Music-Centered Festival

What would a festival all about the Smoky Mountains be without music? As home to local as well as well-known bluegrass bands, the Gatlinburg music derived from the Smoky Mountains is unique. This festival makes sure to incorporate the musical significance into the live daily performances. You’ll enjoy watching the daily evening to late night performances perfectly scheduled so that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the storytelling festivities.

The Winter Version of Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

The Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales is the perfect summer time event. The warm weather make this type of festival interesting and intriguing because the entire city of Gatlinburg becomes a stage of outside performances. With the change of the seasons to colder weather, The Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales offers a winter holiday-themed experience. From acapella carolers to opportunities to visit Santa and his elves and reindeer, Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales makes the Holiday Season feel so alive. Enjoy the sounds of holiday Gatlinburg music deeply influenced by the local sounds of bluegrass. Have fun running into the holiday characters while out and about. Friday through Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas, The Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales does an excellent job of getting everyone in the Holiday Spirit Appalachian style.

Whether you visit during the summer or winter, you’ll get to discover more about Gatlinburg with Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
June 21, 2019 – July 31, 2019
Downtown Gatlinburg
Phone: (865) 430-4148